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January 2022

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  • Jan     4 7:30 p.m.  Tuesday Monthly Meeting ZOOM meeting
  • Jan     8 8:00 p.m. Saturday Club Observing Night at T.G.Cupillari Observatory
  • Jan 20 7:30 p.m. Get Together  on ZOOM
  • Jan   25 8:00 p.m. Tuesday Board of Directors ZOOM

EVENTS IN THE SKY

Link to Moon Phases and libration for this Month

Lunar Phases this Month

Jan 01 Moon at perigee (358033 km)
Jan 02 NEW MOON
Jan 09 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
Jan 14 Moon at apogee (405805 km)
Jan 17 FULL MOON
Jan 25 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
Jan 30 Moon at perigee (362252 km)

Occultations

Times are given in standard time for TGCO-LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2022 01 14 00:06 Beginning of occultation of 94-tau Tau (magn. = 4.27)
2022 01 14 01:20 End of occultation of 94-tau Tau (magn. = 4.27)

Meteor shower

2022 01 03 08:38 Meteor shower : Quadrantids (110 meteors/hour at zenith)

Comets:  Current comets

Evening in the SW sky early
2022 01 04 Close encounter between the Moon and Saturn, 4.9°
2022 01 06 Close encounter between the Moon and Jupiter, 5.4°
2022 01 07 Close encounter between the Moon and Neptune, 4.4°
2022 01 07 GREATEST EASTERN ELONGATION of Mercury, 19.2°

Not visible
2022 01 08 INFERIOR CONJUNCTION of Venus with the Sun, 4.9°

Evening in the east sky
2022 01 11 Close encounter between the Moon and Uranus, 2.1°
2022 01 14 Opposition of the asteroid 7,Iris magn. 7.6, with the Sun
2022 01 17 Close encounter between Pollux and the Moon, 5.4°
2022 01 20 Close encounter between Regulus and the Moon, 8.9°
Not visible
2022 01 23 INFERIOR CONJUNCTION of Mercury with the Sun

Morning in the south east sky
2022 01 24 Close encounter between Spica and the Moon ,5.5°
2022 01 27 Close encounter between Antares and the Moon, 8.0°
2022 01 29 Close encounter between the Moon and Mars, 3.5°

Visible Phenomena of the Galilean satellites for NEPA

Variable Stars 
Times are given in standard time for Fleetville PA 

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
 yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2022 01 02 16:38 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 01 05 07:48 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 01 09 03:45 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2022 01 10 16:35 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 01 11 07:05 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 01 14 03:55 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 01 16 01:23 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 01 17 00:44 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 01 19 21:33 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 01 22 18:22 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 01 26 18:59 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei


February 2022

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  • Feb     1 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Monthly Meeting location On ZOOM
    • Feb meeting Guest Speaker is Robert Brauer <— (download his bio here)
  • Feb    5 8:00 p.m. Saturday Club Observing Night T.G.Cupillari Observatory
  • Feb 17 7:30 pm Get Together  on ZOOM
  • Feb   22 8:00 p.m. Tuesday Board of Directors ZOOM  meeting

Link to Moon Phases and libration for this Month

 EVENTS IN THE SKY 

Lunar Phases this Month

Feb 01 NEW MOON
Feb 08 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
Feb 10 Moon at apogee, 404897 km
Feb 16 FULL MOON
Feb 23 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
Feb 26 Moon at perigee, 367789 km

Occultations

Times are given in standard time for TGCO-LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2022 02 09 20:02 Beginning of occultation of 56 Tau (magn. = 5.34)
2022 02 09 20:42 End of occultation of 56 Tau (magn. = 5.34)
2022 02 09 23:38 Beginning of occultation of 65-kappa1 Tau (magn. = 4.21)
2022 02 09 23:39 Beginning of occultation of 67-kappa2 Tau (magn. = 5.27)
2022 02 10 00:43 End of occultation of 67-kappa2 Tau (magn. = 5.27)
2022 02 10 00:45 End of occultation of 65-kappa1 Tau (magn. = 4.21)
2022 02 16 23:25 Beginning of occultation of 46 Leo (magn. = 5.43)
2022 02 17 00:47 End of occultation of 46 Leo (magn. = 5.43)
2022 02 27 06:11 Beginning of occultation of 58-omega Sgr (magn. = 4.70)

Comets:  Current comets

Evening in the East after sunset
2022 02 03 Close encounter between the Moon and Neptune, 4.0°
2022 02 07 Close encounter between the Moon and Uranus, 1.6°

Morning in the south east sky
2022 02 10 VENUS at maximum brightness (magn. -4.68)

Evening in the South west sky
2022 02 13 Close encounter between Pollux and the Moon, 3.0°
2022 02 16 Close encounter between Regulus an the Moon, 4.8°

Morning in the south east sky near sunrise
2022 02 16 GREATEST WESTERN ELONGATION of Mercury, 26.3°

Evening in the South west sky after midnight
2022 02 21 Close encounter between Spica and the Moon, 5.9°

Morning in the South west sky before dawn
2022 02 24 Close encounter between Antares and the Moon, 3.5°
2022 02 27 Close encounter between the Moon and Mars, 4.1°
2022 02 27 Close encounter between the Venus and Mars, 5.1

Visible Phenomena of the Galilean satellites for NEPA

Variable Stars 
Times are given in standard time for Fleetville PA LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2022 02 01 03:47 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 02 03 05:40 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 02 06 02:29 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 02 06 03:39 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2022 02 06 12:34 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 02 08 14:34 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2022 02 08 23:18 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 02 11 20:07 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 02 11 21:22 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 02 14 16:57 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 02 17 06:10 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 02 17 13:46 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 02 18 18:10 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2022 02 20 10:35 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 02 22 14:58 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 02 23 07:25 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 02 26 04:14 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 02 27 23:45 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 02 28 21:46 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini


March 2022

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  • Mar     1 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Monthly Meeting a Zoom meeting
  • Mar   12 8:00 p.m. Saturday Club Observing Night T.G.Cupillari Observatory
  • Mar 17 7:30 Get Together  on ZOOM
  • Mar   29 8:00 p.m. Tuesday Board of Directors ZOOM meeting

Link to Moon Phases and libration for this Month

EVENTS IN THE SKY 

Lunar Phases this Month

March 02 NEW MOON
March 10 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
March 10 Moon at apogee (404268 km)
March 18 FULL MOON
March 23 Moon at perigee (369760 km)
March 25 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON

Occultations

Times are given in standard time for TGCO-LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2022 03 15 19:50 Beginning of occultation of 30-eta Leo (magn. = 3.48)
2022 03 15 21:04 End of occultation of 30-eta Leo (magn. = 3.48)
2022 03 18 05:31 Beginning of occultation of 7 Vir (magn. = 5.36)
2022 03 18 06:33 End of occultation of 7 Vir (magn. = 5.36)
2022 03 19 00:48 Beginning of occultation of 29-gamma Vir, Porrima, (magn. = 3.45)
2022 03 19 01:42 End of occultation of 29-gamma Vir, Porrima, (magn. = 3.45)

Comets:  Current comets

Morning in the South east sky before dawn
2022 03 06 Close encounter between Venus and Mars, 4.5°

Evening in the west sky
2022 03 08 Close encounter between Pleiades and the Moon, 4.5°V

Evening in the Southern sky
2022 03 12 Close encounter between the Moon, Pollux and Castor 3.0°
2022 03 15 Close encounter between the Moon and Regulus, 4.0°
2022 03 20 Close encounter between the Moon and Spica, 4.3°

Morning in the east south east before dawn
2022 03 20 GREATEST WESTERN ELONGATION of Venus, 46.6°
2022 03 27 Close encounter between the Moon and Mars, 11.2°
2022 03 28 Venus, Saturn, Mars, with the thin crescent Moon below.

Visible Phenomena of the Galilean satellites for NEPA

Variable Stars 
Times are given in standard time for Fleetville PA LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2022 03 01 01:04 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 03 03 21:53 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 03 05 08:33 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 03 06 18:42 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 03 09 14:31 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 03 10 16:21 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 03 11 01:23 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2022 03 12 11:20 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 03 15 08:10 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 03 18 04:59 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 03 21 04:48 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 03 21 01:00 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2022 03 23 22:38 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 03 26 18:44 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2022 03 26 19:27 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2022 03 29 16:16 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)